William Paterson University of New Jersey (WP)

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William Paterson University of New Jersey can be found in Wayne, NJ, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About eleven thousand students are enrolled at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

This school has an acceptance rate of 75% with 18% of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the WP acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 78%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wpunj.edu.

Overall WP Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for William Paterson University of New Jersey was reported as 75.2% in Fall 2020 with over 11,400 college applications submitted to WP. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for William Paterson University of New Jersey has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.6%
  • 2017-2018: 92.4%
  • 2018-2019: 93.3%
  • 2019-2020: 75.2%
  • Projected WP Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 77.8%

How Does WP Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for WP is thirty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Ramapo College of New Jersey65.6%
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus92.2%
New Jersey Institute of Technology72.8%
Seton Hall University73.6%
Rutgers University-Newark71.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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